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PAX East Sells Out of 3-Day Passes

[4 Feb 2010 | by | Comments Off]

PAX stands for Penny Arcade Expo, a convention born from the Penny Arcade web-comic. For the past few years, PAX was a once a year convention held in Seattle over the summer, but for the first time, there is to be an East coast version too. For 2010, that location is Boston. Read more about ticket availability, and Wil Wheaton’s

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What Every Convention Organizer Needs to Know About Registration

[3 Feb 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Ah, the registration line. The singular most frustrating element of a convention. Despite the fact that fandom cons have been going on for decades, so many of them continue to screw up the whole registration sales and pick up process. The fact that conventions that have been going on for years still struggle with this element of the con organizational

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An Update to the Vulcan Events vs Vulkon Entertainment Controversy

[2 Feb 2010 | by | One Comment]

Last week I posted a story about the apparent controversy brewing between Vulkon Entertainment and the newly formed Vulcan Events in Orlando, Florida. I recently paid a visit to the Vulkon official Facebook group, where the owners were having a discussion with staffers and attendees about the whole situation. At the time of writing my original article, the owners of

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Don’t Be That Guy: A Basic Guide to Convention Etiquette

[2 Feb 2010 | by | Comments Off]

Not everyone is a seasoned fandom convention veteran. Every weekend thousands of convention virgins stream into hotels and convention centers for the very first time, not quite sure what to expect. And although there is a great sense of camaraderie and friendship that exists at fandom cons, a con newbie may quickly learn that there are some basic rules of

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How I Came to Own Books from Gene Roddenberry’s Personal Library

[1 Feb 2010 | by | One Comment]

I was recently given an opportunity to own a set of books from Gene Roddenberry’s library, and that opportunity came from none other than Rod, his son. (For those who may not know, Gene Roddenberry created Star Trek.) A few weeks ago, I was sitting on Twitter just browsing, when a new tweet popped up from Rod (who I only